The Basic Education Department has gazetted a new set of rules that may see teachers found guilty of sexual misconduct banned indefinitely from working at any South African school. The new terms and conditions of employment were gazetted on last week Friday by Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Some of the[…]
The Department of Basic Education has gazetted amended regulations on new dates for the reopening of schools, after institutions had to close a week ago. The amended regulations include the new dates for pupils’ phased return as well as guidelines for parents who still wish to keep their children home.[…]
The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is expected to advise Cabinet to close schools around the country for three weeks. This according to a report by Times LIVE, which quotes “impeccable sources within the teacher unions” who attended a meeting chaired by Deputy Minister of Basic Education Reginah Mhaule on[…]
The Department of Basic Education seemed to have had a solid plan to ensure the academic year is recovered and time lost due to the national lockdown are made up for – right up until President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension last Thursday. A Draft Framework for Curriculum Recovery Post[…]
Learning has been disrupted for a second day in a row at two schools in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein. Classes at Masibambane Secondary School and Bloekombos Secondary have been cancelled due to protest action by community leaders and parents in the area. Community leaders at Bloekombos and parents of learners at Masibambane[…]
The Department of Basic Education urged the public to be wary of what it deems “fake news” suggesting it reduced the pass mark for Mathematics to 20%. “This could not be further from the truth,” spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said. “It is mischievous of some people to take old information and[…]
The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet in 2014, has been denied justice because no one has been held accountable for his death, the Limpopo High Court heard on Tuesday. There was also no criminal investigation, Section27 lawyer Chris Maleka argued. The human rights organisation[…]
The Basic Education Department is ready to squash nearly all powers of school governing bodies if it can push through proposed amendments to the South African Schools Act. The changes will affect schools’ language policy, teacher appointments and pupil admissions. The public has until November 10 to comment on the[…]
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